Unique Wording Paves the Way for Market-Wide Solution

Two high-profile US food contamination incidents last year highlighted a serious gap in product contamination and recall coverage. Supply chain contamination incidents involving the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative both triggered major product recalls of food processed using these key ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ‘strongly advised’ customers of both PCA and


An Ideal Workers Compensation System

William M. Zachry

As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” There is a proposed bill in the U.S. Congress concerning the creation of a National Workers Compensation Commission. A thorough analysis of the workers compensation system has not really been done since the 1970’s. There are also several proposals for systemic

10 Key Product Recall Considerations for Food and Beverage companies

Fred Travis

Food and Beverage product recalls have proliferated in the past few years, leading many consumers to question the integrity of growers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and regulators. Unfortunately, many companies continue to be unprepared to conduct rapid and appropriate operations and communications when a recall is required. Too many companies “play ostrich” about the possibility of a recall. Instead of preparing

Dram Shop Insurance Basics

Elizabeth A. DeConti

Does your retail operation have the right insurance in the event of a dram shop or liquor liability lawsuit? Here are a few tips to keep in mind regarding the benefits of a dram shop liability insurance rider and the limitations of a general coverage policy. “Dram shop” liability refers to cases that arise out of the sale and service